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Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
have to go over van ness. it's like going over a rocky road. it takes me longer because i have to go through all kinds of hassles to get over the rough road at van ness or market street at the walkways and the fact of the matter it takes me so long that i'm constantly trying to rush and sometimes triping in the process, because the light is going to change and the light is going to change for normal walking people, but timing-wise, unless there is a fix, on the actual pedestrian walkway areas, it takes me more time than is absolutely available to get across the street. so in particular van ness, what a nightmare. market street, the tracks, the cracks, the this, the that. they are awful. i don't understand. i know there was supposed to be money for fixing highways. if they would focus some of that initially on the walking areas, for pedestrian and disabilities, it would be a huge help. thank you. >> thank you, ma'am. >> good afternoon mayor's disability council. ain't no city mountain high -- ain't no disability low -- ain't no city hall wide enough to stop us. if you need me, ca
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am PST
our roof camera here on van ness avenue. cleanup efforts are underway along the embarcadero in san francisco. after the city rang in the new year! >> not that bad of a start. not that cold. relatively dry we do have some high clouds but mainly clear skies. here is a look at the numbers. 40's through downtown san francisco. what you will notice is that temperatures are dry aiand -- not as cold as just 24 hours a goal however, there is a freeze warnings. there could be black ice, but another icy day. for tomorrow afternoon mostly sunny skies. and looking ahead, a generally dry forecast. we could see some rain and light snow is we go towards saturday. sunday, looking pretty decent. a quick look at the afternoon highs. 53 with a look at the rest of your your kron 4 7 day around the bay and now, traffic with george. >> we are expecting very little traffic. here is a look at walnut creek and 680. on the left side is the northbound coming out of scandal. and also towards dublin. you can see some light traffic around the bay. >> we are watching cleanup efforts along the embarcadero. to get
Jan 4, 2013 9:30pm PST
through some modification and also at sutter and van ness, under construction and nearing complete completion. i remember commissioner moore in particular had a lot of input on the design changes and the massing that makes a stronger cornice at a particular floor and makes it more sympathetic to the historic buildings that run along van ness there. in terms of cornices, the other thing and this is just a subtlety, but i looked at the before-and-after and i think a little heavier and richer looking cornice on the new design would keep it looking with the rest of the neighborhood. again, these are very easy things to do and they are not the essence of what we're working with here. but i think we're certainly moving forwards what i think will be a very fine project when hopefully it is approve >> commissioner moore? >> i just wanted to make sure that since we do not have any action items that all we can do is comment. which is guided by first the proper interpretation by the department should be guiding comments. i don't think we should be sitting today designing architecture on some
Jan 19, 2013 12:30am PST
into the market van ness area. in our first move with our building what we have done is kept our low rise towards mission street and hi rise coming down the tenth street and towards market . and as the building turns we have our low rise on mission again. this allows light to come into jessie street and also lets views come -- views from crescent heights. and looking at the block as a whole we've broken down the proportions of the building that relate to the proportions of the rest of the block. this is crescent heights starting from market street down to mission, and we have a pattern of aba, and then a and b and give emphasis at the corner, but we also create high low high low rhythm so we keep with that rhythm, and then looking down mission street we keep low rise buildings coming along with the data center, and we extenuate housing with mercy housing here at the corner, and on the other side we have the low rise going down mission street again. and looking at the articulation of our skin we wanted to basically reinforce the articulation of the massing and with the corner element we play w
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
will be at van ness today to discuss her new best-selling memoir. the book recounts her life from a bronx housing project to the federal bench, sotomayor made history becoming the first hispanic and third woman appointed to the my court. premium seats for the event which include a copy of her book, starts at $70. >> great event. a great day, today, too, for it. >> probably as cold as it will be all week. this is. ryville -- this is from emeryville. this is ahead of a warming rind and we could see 70 in a few hours by the weekend. >> the extra charge you could see from now on, if you decide to pay with plastic. >> why television veteran barbara walters, is in the >> cupertino, concord, wine country, and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> using your visa or mastercard could now be more expensive because scores can charge you more for using a credit card, town 4 percent more. merchandise have paid the fees but a court ruling says they can pass it on to you, the consumer. in california, though, that is not the case. we are among the ten states that already have barred retailers from charging the
Jan 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
. that is the original charter. then in 1850, van ness, who was the supervisor, did the addition. it was called the western addition, even though it was in the middle of the city, because it was west of larkin. >> i did not understand that when i was a child. it always seemed that it was east of where everything i knew was. >> all this down here was county of san francisco, so there was a point in time where you could be in the county of san francisco, but not in the city you live in these outside lands. >> lead problem is if you look at the orientation, no. is up. we are going to turn it the way we are normally accustomed to seeing it. here is where the golden gate bridge is. here is where the bay bridge is. the county went all the way down here, and about a year later, they moved the county to write about here, so this was county land or outside land, and this was the city. this was 1861, so the city has grown by this much. these were added, and they are basically pasture lands. that is where petrero street is. >> and out here, the rancho -- what is a rancho? >> it is a mexican land grant tha
Jan 9, 2013 6:00am PST
. there was a bowling alley that wanted to go in at 17th and van ness and they were not going to be able to do it because they would have been banned from even selling beer. that is the tip of the iceberg in terms of planning provisions that make it hard to foster a knife in the city. we are not always consistent with how we deal with liquor licenses. they can vary in different parts of the city. i know the chief is working hard to establish more consistency. i just want to say that the chief of police is probably the most pro-nightlife chief of police we have ever had. i think he understands it on a personal level. i appreciate that. until recently, we did not have anyone at our office of economic and workforce development that actually focus is on night life as industry. and of course, as you know, our transportation system does not support not live that well. we do not have nearly enough cabs so that people coming out and get along without drunk driving. bart -- bars to not stay open late enough. i do think things are changing at city hall and with city government generally. in the last bud
Jan 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
before crashing at 21st street and south van ness. the impact of his crash killed two people and seriously injured a third. >>> an oakland mother is asking for help looking for her run away son who has the mental capacity of an 11-year-old. here's 15-year-old charles anderson. he's big for his age. he's 5' 11, and weighs 230 pounds. his mother and step father say charles left his home sunday afternoon after they argued about him going to see a friend. his mother says she has checked with friends and family and he's not with them. >>> there are questions tonight about whether fbi investigators are on the right track in a new search for more victims of the speed freak killers. crews continued for a second day excavating a well in san joaquin county. the well was identified after six months of investigation, including interviews with one of the killers. but a map drawn by shermantine apparently points to another well. bounty hunters say they were told there are several wells where victims' bodies were dumped. >>> investigators bordered an oil tanker anchored in san francisco bay
Jan 1, 2013 10:30am PST
because it required walking track from the central relay room at van ness back to the two, in this case, the problem was between [inaudible] sagvan ness. so, the atcs system continues to be more reliable with the completion of this project. and the other thing to mention on the track work thats was done at eureka curve, not only is it a new way for us to deliver projects in terms of using our own work force, but it's a training opportunity to stretch the skills and once again prove that we have some terrific crafts men and workers here. so, i'm sorry to go long, but thank you. >> thank you, john, very much. >> yeah, thank you. i think while we're on the topic, i want to -- we've had a rough couple of days here in the muni system. i think i just want to kind of do a quick recap on yesterday. i think john explained what would happen. it may have been related to some of the storms we had which were quite unusual saturday night into sunday. it did cause -- we lost the subway from about 6:00 p.m. yesterday evening for the rest of the night. but thanks to the work of the crews all night long,
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
eastbound on 21st, when he came to south van ness, he struck an innocent vehicle going southbound on vance. vance -- van ness. the vehicle was struck violently into a building, the 29-year-old passenger was killed. her 18-year-old nephew was the driver. he was in critical condition. as of today he's in stable but serious condition but will not be leaving the hospital any time soon. a 26-year-old pedestrian walking by going into the store was also killed by the vehicle when it slammed up against the wall. suspect taken into custody immediately, 19 years old. he is a documented gang member. he is on family probation in san francisco for participating in a street gang. he was on probation and transferred if sa san mateo couy and he was arrested in his group home with the shotgun in his possession. the suspect was then charged three counts of attempted murder, two counts ever murder, one count of participating in criminal street gang and one count of felon in possession of a loaded gun. lead investigators in this case, the major crimes unit, homicide and gang task force has the actual incident
Jan 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
to reach out to those residents on shotwell street, on folsom street, on south van ness and [speaker not understood] and lower bernal that will be impacted by construction of these units. we would like to know, what is affordable housing and what is being planned there? we want to -- we look forward to the development of the theater and the construction of the condominiums on mission street, but we need to know how it's going to impact us. i submit, again, that you please defer a vote of approval on this measure until we have some knowledge about the proposed affordable housing on shotwell street. thank you very much. >>> good evening, commissioners. my name is connie ramirez weber and i've lived in the mission, i moved to north beach in 1931, and my two children, jane and craig, were born right there on shotwell street. it was completely different. we fought 10 years to get the projects torn down on 26th street and shotwell and they built them further down. and we're still having problems with those projects. i call them projects because that's what they are. but what i can't unders
Dec 31, 2012 10:00pm PST
? >> i'm sorry, it is not. >> could you let me know when we get to van ness and sacramento? >> i sure will. >> i have had a number of drivers be really helpful in terms of getting passengers to move down a few seats so i can sit in the front. >> can somebody give this lady a seat? >> the bus driver was say, "please wait a moment. i want to make sure you have a seat." and i hear him or her announced that he needs a seat for a person with a disability. >> as soon as the person gets on the bus, i ask the passengers if we can have a seat for this person. >> anybody help us? thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> sides, federal law requires that the customers give their seats to the elderly and disabled if they should need it. >> buses should stop in zones that can accommodate multiple lines will stop behind one another. i cannot see what bus is behind -- i'm not even sure if there is a bus behind. the second bus does not come up to the front. oftentimes, it has caused me to be passed up by bosses, by trains, and again, it makes me late for appointments. it makes me late for my job. >> i'm often
Jan 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
st and south van ness. the female passenger was killed. the male driver slitcally injured and a pedestrian who was just walking into the store crushed to death. the early morning crash shocked people awake. >> i heard the boom and then i heard all the cars. >> reporter: police say it started with reports of gunshots fired about a half mile away. officers pulled over a possible suspect driving the black car at 21st and mission street. >> as officers approached the vehicle, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and ran through the next two intersections, colliding with the white vehicle that is now come to rest at the portal of the store. >> reporter: the store surveillance video shows that white car as it hits the store. the owner says his worker was just outside seconds before impact. >> as soon as he goes inside, like 30 second later the car comes smashing into the door. he's really shaken up but he's scared. >> reporter: miss arrested the sus -- police arrested the suspect driver and recovered a gun. there was a dispute at the housing project overnight that escala
Jan 2, 2013 1:05am PST
in the mission district and then slammed into another car and a pedestrian. it was at 21st and south van ness at 8:00 this morning. john alsten is live where an vig treated. >> last we heard the driver of the car that was hit is still in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. police say he just happened to be in the path of a car that was speeding away from officers who had just made a traffic stop. police moved in just minutes after the fatal crash. around 8:00 a.m. a neighbor recorded video of officers approaching the black chevy immediately after it plowed into a white toyota slamming that car into the front of a corner store. a passenger in the toyota was killed along with a 26-year-old man who just happened to be on the sidewalk. a surveillance camera pointed at the front door showed the exact moment of impact which almost made a store employee another one of the ingnaw sent -- innocent victims. >> it is really scary. one minute you are here and the second minute you are gone. my employee was seconds away from being hit by the door that got hit by the car. >> the chain of eve
Jan 2, 2013 4:30am PST
into a car at 21st and south van ness. a passenger was killed as was a man standing on the corner. >> it was really scary, one minute you are here and second minute you shall gone. my employee, he was seconds away from being hit by the car. >> suspect was described in his mid 20s is well known to police. >>> this morning, students that survived the connecticut rampage will get a look at the new school they will attend tomorrow. furniture including desks have been moved to the former middle school that the students will now attend for the rest of the year. backpacks and other belongings left behind in the chaos following the december 14th shooting have also been moved. school leaders intend to make the first day of class as normal as possible. counselors will be on hand. authorities say the they don't know why the gunman shot and killed 26 people including 20 children. >> katie: a 12-inch water main rupture, the main broke near the intersection of salvio street around 7:00 last night. with gushing water did cause a few businesses to close early but water officials say they didn't n
Jan 23, 2013 4:30am PST
at south van ness street. it ran over spike streets. there were black suitcases in the trunk but in word on what was in them. >> this morning we learned the name of the man shot to death at a bart station in san leandro. it could be a case of being in the wrong case at the wrong time. the 50-year-old was caught in the crossfire between two groups at the station on saturday, a teenager girl was wounded, but is expected to survive. police arrested one person so far. >> a man suspected of a laser attack on our helicopter while we were covering an oakland shooting will be arraigned today. this man, 40-year-old riley was arrested. he aimed a laser at our chopper in east oakland on monday night. even low powered lasers can blind pilots. he faces a fine up to $11,000 or five years in prison. he is held on $10,000 bail. >> three marin county day care workers charged in the accidental death of a baby if their care are scheduled to be in court. the magic place children center in san rafael is closed after the state revoked their license. the owner and two staffers face misdemeanor charges in the d
Jan 28, 2013 4:30am PST
francisco today making a stop at the theater on van necessary at -- at van ness to discuss her new book. sotomayor made history in 2009 when slow became the nation's first hispanic and third woman appointed to the highest court if the land. premium seats for the event including a copy of the book starting at $70. >> president obama's publicly praising secretary of state, hillary clinton as one of his closest advisors leading some to think it is an endorsement for 2016. in a joint interview the president salt down with clinton on "60 minutes "speaking how their relationship has evolved over the last four years but both brushed off questions about her political future. >> you guys and the press are incorrigible, i was inaugurated, literally, four days ago. and you are talking about elections four years from now. >> i don't think either he or i can make predictions about what will happen tomorrow or the next year. >> the president says he proposed a joint interview with his outgoing secretary of state, hillary clinton because he wanted to publicly say "thank you" to her for her hard work.
Jan 1, 2013 12:00pm PST
are dead another fighting for his life after this crash happened here at the corner of south van ness and 21st street. neighbors woke up to 2013 with a boom. but not what they were expecting. >> i was sleeping and it was just a loud crash. i just got up because i was curious about what it was. but it was really loud. so then i just heard police and sirens everywhere. >> reporter: the whole incident started after sfpd got reports of shots fired at valencia gardens just after 7:45, not too far from this location. after officers got on scene, they found this black chevy malibu. >> this vehicle was reported to have had a firearm in it. obviously, it's a shots fired call. as officers approached the vehicle, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and ran through the next two intersections. >> reporter: police say the chase took a tragic turn. the suspect car t-boned this white car killing the passenger a woman in her 20s and a pedestrian a man in his 20s, just going to the market. as for the suspect, he was taken to the hospital but will survive. police aren't saying much about the in
Jan 2, 2013 12:00am PST
district and then slammed into another car and a pedestrian. it was at 21st and south van ness at 8:00 this morning. john alsten is live where an innocent victim is being treated. >> last we heard the driver of the car that was hit is still in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. police say he just happened to be in the path of a car that was speeding away from officers who had just made a traffic stop. police moved in just minutes after the fatal crash. around 8:00 a.m. a neighbor recorded video of officers approaching the black chevy immediately after it plowed into a white toyota slamming that car into the front of a corner store. a passenger in the toyota was killed along with a 26-year-old man who just happened to be on the sidewalk. a surveillance camera pointed at the front door showed the exact moment of impact which almost made a store employee another one of the ingnaw sent -- innocent victims. >> it is really scary. one minute you are here and the second minute you are gone. my employee was seconds away from being hit by the door that got hit by the car. >>
Jan 3, 2013 12:00am PST
into another car at 21st and south van ness. the woman in the other car and a man on the sidewalk both died at the scene. >>> witnesses who saw a man kill a dog vow to help find the attacker. police released this surveillance video showing the robber running from the scene after killing the dog named red soxy. red soxy's owner threw the dog into traffic after robbing her friday in the tenderloin. people who saw it say they will be posting his picture in the area. police are asking thin with information to give them a call. >> any person who owns an animal, you can tell there is a tight bond and for not only the animal to be laid to rest, but to actually see the death of your own animal is very traumatic. >> and there is now a reward being offered for an arrest in this case. >>> two teenage girls in placer county are in trouble after they served drugged milk shakes to one of the girl's parents. it happened in the suburb of rock land. the girls put prescription sleeping pills in the shakes so they could use the internet late at night. after calling police and taking a drug test to confirm the
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
crashed his car at 21st street and south van ness avenue. two people were killed in the crash and one person suffered serious injuries. after this morning's hearing, morales' attorney called the crash a tragic accident. >> my condolences to the family. this is a tragedy for two people who died and the one seriously hurt. >> police say he's a known gang member but have not disclosed his criminal record. the judge has set his bail at $10 million. >>> the bicyclist accused of causing the death of a 71-year- old man in the castro district was back in court in morning. 36-year-old chris butare pleaded not guilty. prosecutors say he ran a red light at market and castro and hit the man in the crosswalk. he's pleaded not guilty to the charges. >>> the need for prison reform in california is now over, at least that's what governor brown is saying today. ktvu's tara moriarty is live from san quentin to explain what is behind the governor's claim. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, the governor is challenging a federal court order that california further reduce its inmate populations i
Jan 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
before slamming into a liquor store at 21st and south van ness. a 29-year old woman who was a passenger in the toyota was killed. the 18 year old driver was badly injured. the other person killed has been identified as 26 year old francisco gutierrez. he's from honduras and worked in construction. >> jacqueline: a very cold night with 30's in a number of locations. subfreezing. 33 and the santa rosa. leave this to say, is going to be a chilly night. needless to say. this cloud system associated is a trekking to the north. we have high pressure over california. and to this pressure is up and over it no rain but cloud coverage expected. we will have more with temperatures coming up. >> coming up injured. we now know that the man swept out to sea and drowned in point reyes -- was from body. >> also the warriors in the first place clippers coming up. and a some chat with 49ers, coming up.. there is no mass-produced human. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dual-air technology that allows you to adjust
Jan 1, 2013 2:30pm PST
to the memorandum of the agreement with the san francisco mun nis pal transportation agency for the van ness avenue bus rapid transit project to provide additional $208,862 in proeshted prop k funds to the sfmta bringing the sfmta's prop k budget to the total amount not to ex-see $349,362. >> is there any member of the public who would like to comment? >> seeing none, could we take the same in-house call. item passes. >> could you call number 8? >> appoint glen davis, aaron 2k3w0e8ds commission and christopher wadding to the citizen's advisory committee for two year terms. >> is is there any member of the public who would like to speak? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. the same house and call. >> same house and call item passes. >> number nine, recommend that cal train proceed with design of quint street bridge replacement option one, berm design allocate, $352,184 and prop k funds to the san francisco department of the public works for the conceptual design and environment review of the quint jerrioconnector road. >> and i do have a speaker card. labron is there any another member that wo
Jan 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
, and the city of san francisco each year. our businesses cover an expansive area from van ness to the ocean. we see a substantial increase in foot traffic and sales for aye two-week period around the festival. this event brings us customers from outside the bay area who are introduced to our restaurants, cafes, hotels, bank, salons, florists and service stations for the first time. the fiscal impact of new customers is palpable. this festival has brought dramatic increases in revenue each year in august. the economic boost is felt by a wide variety of businesses for the week before and after the event. our merchants, property owners and employees appreciate much needed revenue during a time that traditionally slows down. we add new jobs to keep up with the pace in august and keep our regular staff extremely busy. our regular patrons don't seem to mind the rush and we certainly get new customers in the process. during these uncertain economic times it is encouraging to count on a lucrative end to the summer season. the city of san francisco is fortunate to host an annual event of this magnitude.
Jan 2, 2013 4:30pm PST
." people who are not recycling centers, but we have them across the street over at grove and van ness in the evenings. so they collect -- they collect cans and the recycling goods from individuals and they take it to recycling centers. so i anticipate that -- because kevin and i had this discussion as we looked at mobile retail, you know, because it's been talked about should we do something about making sure that these entities operate as a business? but then, there is the complexity of are they a recycling center or not a recycling center? so the complexities around this issue about mobile need to be plushed out, but my concern is that we will see a continued rise in these individuals who are doing recycling -- purchasing crv redemption goods off the street and they could also possibly begin to show up more and more in the neighborhoods. especially if we do have a reduction in recycling centers. so that is just another factor. so in terms of really encouraging the state to take a look at coming to some sort of strong recommendations and guidance around being able to create es
Jan 2, 2013 10:30pm PST
has some of the highest intersection incidents, the van ness avenue corridor, 19th avenue corridor, we've worked to identify what these hot spots are and put the officers in those spots to do enforcement. then we work in the schools and through the community groups and through the captains newsletters to talk to people about sensible driving and about paying attention as they're walking and moving through the city. if we could ask anything of the walking public, we're all in love with our little devices now. i'm addicted to mine. but as we walk, we need to be mindful of where we're walking and we need to be looking up and paying attention. our most -- we're most vulnerable when we are walking and we're not looking. so, please, i know it's a busy time of year. it's the holidays. we all have a lot of things on our minds and we're trying to keep ourselves on schedule. but look up and look around before you step off. take that extra minute. we ask the same thing of the driving public which is why we're out there making traffic stops every day, enforcing the texting driving laws, educating
Jan 11, 2013 1:00am PST
the board office at 1650 mission street in sweat 304 which is located between dubois and van ness avenue. this is rebroadcast on fridays at 4:00 pm on channel 26. dvds of this meeting are available for purchase from sf gv. we will swear in those who intend to testify. if you wish to have the board give your testimony evident den shear weight stand, raise your right hand and say i do after being affirmed. note any member of the public may speak without taking the oath pursuant to their right under the sunshine ordinance. do you solemnly swear or affirmc the testimony you're about to give will be the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. thank you. we have two housekeeping items this evening. regarding item 4(d) which is a rehearing request at 70 elk street having to do]ij renovations at glen canyon park the request has been withdrawn by the appellant. item 5 appeal 12-135, having to do with denial of a tree removal permit at 2121 third street parties have requested that thisnj matter be moved to the board'
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